Clarion Books 2011
Water Balloon is a great story for middle school students looking for a fast paced read that has a little romance in it.I absolutely LOVED reading Water Balloon. It is about 13 year old Marley Baird and her friends jane and leah. In this story Marly and her friends are having a hard time staying close because Marely's parents just got a legal sepperation and Marely is always depressed and onery. As Marely and her friends work through their trials Marely meets a wonderful boy named jack. On top of arguing with her friends and trying to make her relationship with jack better she also has a summer job she never agreed to do babysitting five year old twins! She still has a secret hope her parents might get back together and that her friends can work things out. Could Mareely's summer get any worse?!
Rating: 5 Hard to imagine a better book